More schools get involved in our awareness programs about albinism and health

Today, our local GAASPP – MMH team visited one of the schools in the neighborhood that host our community children with Albinism together with our children who have vision problems. “We taught them on hygiene, enhanced advocacy and trained the staff on how to handle children with Albinism,” explains Chrisantus our local project manager. “These…

A trainings center based on care and love

It’s nearly a year now that- under the umbrella of the Making More Health initiative – the first constructions for the MMH center have started. A training hall, a production room, first sanitation facilities are in place. Actually, together with the local communities and our local NGO partner we finalize the furnishing and prepare the…

Our MMH house – a house of trust, inclusion and partnering

The MMH house – a place that brings more health and happiness to the people This week, at our Making More Health house the training sessions re-started. The Making More Health house was built last year in a town in Western Kenya to teach people with albinism and to give them a place to meet…

Sex for pads and women health in Covid times

The challenges to buy hygiene pads, growth of infections, raising prices for daily items…Cavin Odera, leader of the Wa-Wa organisation, reports about the situation of women health of women living close to the poverty line at Lake Victoria, Kenya. Want to know more? Have a look at this video: Video: The situation for women close…

Back to school in Kenya – or better staying at home?

Last Monday schools in Kenya re-opened. All children had to go back to school. Probably a good and not too difficult thing to do for all children from wealthier families but not so for children of the poor… The big challenge of payments Going to school means paying school fees, books, uniform. But how should…

A great day – an important school inauguration in Bungoma county

A few days back a great event has taken place: the inauguration of the school which we have built under the umbrella of Making More Health in Bungoma county, Western Kenya. The school for more than 750 students was in a very poor and even dangerous status when our local project partner and myself visited…

A training with huge impact – albinism in Kenya

Last week we conducted our 3 days of Albinism Awareness training in Webuye. With the help of our partners Golden Age Albinism Support group and Positive Exposure we from Making More Health educated county officials, police officers and other community opinion shapers on the fir treatment of Person with Albinism. With the knowledge and resource…

Our MMH house in Webuye – first constructions are done !

All started last November when we rented a small house to run the first training sessions on health and income generation. In the Covid crises it was A central place to share information on hygiene and to produce soap more than 130 families and people with albinism joined. And the number of interested people to…

Women taboos and a solution with a win win effect

The hygiene situation to manage well menstruating has never been good for girls and women living close to the poverty line. But now – with the Covid crises- the challenges get even worse. Often, the financial means are simply not there to buy menstruation pads or similar women hygiene articles. Still today in many areas…